Sounds like you're looking for a track sleeper. Maybe a dedicated track car built from an older beater but with fully built engine, transmission, etc.? Going to be hard to sneak up on someone with a new-wish car since most everyone who hits the track is going to be an enthusiast and real familiar with cars' specs, performance figures, etc.I'm with you, almost all the way, except for the GTR! As capable as it is, for my liking it sits high like a rally car, and weighs "two" tons! With that kind of weight, it'll wear through things like a bandit.
The only reason I'm resisting temptation of buying a Porsche is because everyone else has one at the track. That and Corvettes. And I still have a full set of hair and wear a size 31 pants to be driving a Corvette! But I'd love to have something that's competitive against them with drivers to back the car up. It doesn't need to be better, just close! Taking care of the performance gap will be my challenge. I don't want it to be easy and expected. I'd like it to be slightly underdog so when you do well, people don't say oh well he has a better car! Or when I get my ass kicked, I can always say well obviously I didn't have the right car! Lol
Frs is fun going after high dollar cars, with drivers who are afraid of modifying their cars for the track, or are afraid of going fast. But when frs is up against the high dollar cars with a driver who doesn't mind setting the car up for the track and can actually drive, then frs is minced meat! So I'd like to close that gap with a little more ooomf! As long as it's light weight, low a CG and with anything over 380 Hp, the rest I'll deal with, in a fun way!
I've actually thought hard about what you are saying. It's very tempting, if I was the kind of guy who'd rather be tooling with the car every spare moment I got. The problem is, if I have a spare moment, I'd rather be out enjoying what life can offer. Looking at cute girls at Starbucks is really not so bad!!!Sounds like you're looking for a track sleeper. Maybe a dedicated track car built from an older beater but with fully built engine, transmission, etc.? Going to be hard to sneak up on someone with a new-wish car since most everyone who hits the track is going to be an enthusiast and real familiar with cars' specs, performance figures, etc.
What about a FR-S or BRZ with engine swap? That would sneak up on people!
I think that's why Toyota deliberately didn't call the FT-1 a Supra concept, but of course everyone made the mental connection. It probably had just started being designed/modeled around that time.I hear crickets Give us some more teasers, info, rumors, whatever please.